Madame Tussauds is the name of the most famous wax museum chain that boasts locations in several cities in Europe and around the world. The city of Prague also opened a branch of this museum a few years ago, where wax replicas of famous Czech and international personalities can be found. Madame Tussauds in Prague is famous for housing more than sixty life-size statues of famous people such as actors, sportsmen, politicians or personalities who have played a significant role in the history of the Czech Republic and beyond.
The tour inside the museum consists of several sections that differ in terms of setting and the type of characters present, so for example in the first room there is a reconstruction of medieval Prague with famous people who lived in that period. It then continues with areas dedicated to the world of film, music, sport and culture, and so during the visit it is possible to take a photo with the writer Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein or W.A. Mozart.
In the sports section, there are reproductions of footballer David Beckham, boxer Mohammed Ali and hockey player Dominik Hašek. This is followed by members of the Hollywood world with names such as singer Lady Gaga and actor Tom Cruise. The statues of VIPs present may change over time, as new prominent personalities may always emerge or temporary thematic exhibitions may be organised.
To visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum you can buy your entrance ticket online in advance, thus avoiding queues at the ticket offices.
Madame Tussauds Prague is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 with the last admission allowed at 20:15.
Madame Tussauds Prague is located in the historical centre of the city and can be easily reached either on foot or by public transport such as bus and metro. The nearest bus stops are Václavské náměstí, Staroměstká and Náměstí Republiky, all of which are less than a 10-minute walk from the museum. The nearest metro stops are on the A line Můstek or Staroměstská, and on the B line Můstek and Náměstí Republiky.
Marie Tussauds was a famous French sculptor who, towards the end of the 18th century in London, began making wax busts of more or less famous people of that time. Her work was then exhibited in the first wax museum, which was so successful that other museums of this kind were also opened in other countries. Some of the most famous wax museums in Europe include the original in London (opened in 1835), Amsterdam (1970) and Berlin (2008), while outside of Europe, museums in New York (2000), Las Vegas (1999) Hong Kong (2000) and Dubai, which is the first Arab country to host a Madame Tussauds venue, stand out.
Madame Tussauds museums have been receiving millions of visitors for the past two hundred years who are always won over by the great charm of its meticulously crafted statues. In fact, it takes between three and six months to reproduce a wax statue of a character as they try to reproduce all its features as faithfully as possible.
In Prague, the Madame Tussauds wax museum is located in the heart of the city right next to Old Town Square and not far from other sites of interest such as the Church of St. Nicholas, Kinský Palace and City Hall.
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